The name of the pepper is taken from the city of Cayenne in French Guinea, from where the pepper originates and the first documented uses were found. It is usually used as a dried spice and in powder form because fresh cayenne peppers are hard to find.
- Used as digestive aid. It stimulate digestive tract, which help increase the flow of enzyme production and gastric juices. It is also helpful for relieving intestinal gas.
- According to studies, cayenne pepper could effectively prevent formation of fungal pathogens.
- Cayenne have properties to ease upset stomach, ulcers, sore throats, coughs and diarrhea.
- It can help in breaking up and moving congested mucus- making it anti-flu and anti-cold agent.
- Can help relieve allergies.
- Cayenne pepper helps prevent blood clots, reducing chances of heart attack or stroke.
- It has significant substance called capsaicin which helps in relieving joint pain.
- It is also known as circulatory stimulant. It increases the pulse of our lymphatic and digestive rhythms. By heating the body, the natural process of detoxification is streamlined.
- Cayenne can help prevent gum and tooth diseases.
- Studies shows that cayenne pepper may help prevent lung cancer in smokers. This is due to it’s high quantity of capsaicin, a substance that help stop the formation of tobacco-induced lung tumors.
Orange-Cayenne Chicken BBQ
- 4 pcs chicken quarters
- chopped cilantro
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1 tsp cayenne powder
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tsp ginger, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp oregano (fresh), chopped
- Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl.
- Marinate chicken in chiller for 2 hours.
- Preheat griller. Remove chicken from marinade.
- Grill chicken for about 7-10 minutes each side.
- Brush with marinade. Chicken is done when juices run clear.
- Transfer to serving plate and serve with chopped cilantro on top.